Just one more day and we'll be able to tot up every little bit of expense throughout the year. We wanted to carry out this exercise to see roughly how much we'll need to live on while in France. It's quite exciting!
Of course, we have always budgeted and have always been frugal, but this year we wanted everything to be counted...even things costing 20p bought at jumble sales.
There are things which are big spends and not altogether essential but I think that is because our children have all left home and we are both working. It has been really nice not to have to think twice for once (if that makes sense).
I've also given thought regarding the social, emotional and spiritual cost of 2009 which will have a bearing on personal goals set for 2010. Tomorrow I'll be sharing one or two.
Come on 2010...I'm ready for you.